Sunday, October 18, 2009

This weekend, I was at the beach in Florida with my sisters and other family members. While we were sharing photos, I found, on my sisters flashdrive, some long lost pictures I had taken. This particular photo was taken at the State Capital. Its a photo of a large picture replica of a postage stamp. You know the photo is a few years old, stamps haven't been 34 cents in awhile!

Friday, October 16, 2009

This is a house that is just a few blocks away from all the busy downtown activities. It's on a street that doesn't see much traffic. I have passed by within a block of it many times and never really noticed it. Now that It has caught my attention, I am very intrigued with it. I really love this house and feel it has some kind of great story within its walls. I would love to see inside the house and see the layout. I wonder if anyone has plans to restore this house like so many in the area. It kind of reminds me of that one scary ole house in the middle of a normal suburban neighborhood that I've seen in several movies. I hope to find out more about this house.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A soft drink by any other name is still a Coke.

Here in the South we use the word "coke" to describe any soft drink. "Let's go get a coke" doesn't necessarily mean you have to choose the Coca-Cola brand. I know--its complicated. But, we are also the same people that have "eyes" on our stoves. You know------ the round things on your stove that get hot and you put pots and pans on to cook things------the "eyes" of the stove. Anyway--I took this picture while strolling around in Old Alabama Town

I've neglected my blog-- but hopefully I've found a way to balance my time so I can spend more time here. Also--I am honored to be able to say I was the Guest Host for Skywatch Friday this week!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Old Alabama Town Dr.'s Office

This is the actual medical office of a Dr. Thomas Duncan, who went to Medical School in Mobile Alabama in 1892, before starting his practice in this office in a small town in Montgomery County. He made house calls in his buggy, by horse, and later by automobile. He also served as pharmacist, dentist, surgeon and veterinarian until 1938. From this small office he concocted his own medicines, stored all his medical instruments and supplies and did all his book keeping. This building was moved to Old Alabama Town and restored in 1979.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Photo Theme Thursday- Containers

I took this picture in Old Alabama Town, in an authentically restored Dr's office from 1892. These bottles and bowls contained the medicines and other remedies that the Dr. used.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jefferson Davis

This statue of Jefferson Davis is on the lawn of the State Capitol. The area of the Capitol behind the statue is where his inauguration took place.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hollywood Isnt The Only Place That Gives Stars To Famous People

Not only did the War Between the States, or the Civil War, begin because of a telegram sent from Montgomery, AL , but the President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, was sworn in on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol, here in Montgomery The star above is placed into the marble at the spot where Jefferson Davis was inagurated as President.